May 7, 2016 - Sonoma State University

 

New technologies - such as drones, virtual reality, and big data - are revolutionizing how we look at the environment.  They’re also breaking down traditional silos between businesses, governments, non-profits and universities. The result is a fascinating new ecosystem of partnerships that is generating insights, driving innovation, and training the workforce of tomorrow - all at the same time.  

If you’re interested in the nexus of technology and the environment, this conference is for you.  You’ll learn about what’s making this new ecosystem so productive.  You’ll also get a glimpse into the future of environmental technology.  And, perhaps most importantly, you’ll have an opportunity to help define that future by networking with leaders in the field, including professionals form businesses, governments, universities and non profits.  The conference will benefit:

COMPANIES whose products are used for environmental awareness and understanding

GOVERNMENT that use technology to advance environment understanding

FACULTY from all disciplines interested in technology and/or the environment

STUDENTS exploring careers in technology and/or the environment

COMMUNITY MEMBERS who want to know more about exciting advances in technology and education

The Conference will be held on Saturday May 7, 2016 at Sonoma State University in in Rohnert Park, CA.  In the morning, attendees will meet in Schroeder Hall at SSU’s Green Music Center.  In the afternoon, the conference will move to the SSU Student Center Ballroom for demonstrations and networking.  Lunch will be served.

The Nature!Tech Conference is being organized by SSU’s Center for Environmental Inquiry.  Our mission is to train the workforce of tomorrow by addressing the environmental challenges of today.  To do this, we partner with outside organizations to engage students and faculty in real-world challenges.  Each year, we conduct over 70 partner projects, helping organizations do everything from develop new technologies to research important environmental issues.  We have over 4200 acres of preserves, rich and expansive data sets, and an on-site sensor-to-screen network.  We also have access to over 500 faculty and nearly 9000 students.

 

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